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The Westing Game
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The Westing Game

The Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Paperback

$9.99
The Westing Game

About the Book

A Newbery Medal Winner

For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.


The Westing Game Deluxe Anniversary Edition 

Before writing The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin was an incredibly accomplished graphic artist, designing dozens of books, including the cover for the first edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. While writing The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin also thought about the design and layout, and ultimately the way in which it contributes to the reading experience of the story. This deluxe anniversary edition honors her original design work and displays bonus content showing the behind the scenes work of designing a book Ellen Raskin-style.

Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

 

"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Product Details

On sale: May 15, 2018
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780451480989
Reading level: Lexile: 750L | Fountas/Pinnell: V

Author Bio

Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. She was the author of several novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game, the Newbery Honor-winning Figgs & Phantoms, The Tattooed Potato and other clues, and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel). She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City.

Praise

Praise for The Westing Game
* "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand."—The New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book."—The Horn Book